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    Motorsports: Grand Prix of the Americas, Day 1 Recap: a city arose in the fields, and it was good
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    The Circuit of the Americas is the miracle in the fields, the track that no one thought would be finished in time to hold its appointed race. But the Texans got past the turmoil, and even though the heavy machinery was still working on dirt roads as July, come November 18 there was a beautiful, ...

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    Report: Party sponsored by Lamborghini tried to airlift yacht into Austin lake for F1 race
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    This was the kind of understatement we didn't expect to encounter in the Lone Star State: on our way into Austin to attend the Grand Prix of the Americas, the man sitting next to us on the plane – an Austinite born and raised – said, "There's gonna be a lot of wealthy people here." ...

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    Video: Texans go hog wild on first night of 85-mph tollway, four accidents reported [w/video]
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    The new 85-mile-per-hour toll road in Texas wasn't open a single day before it recorded its first accidents. Four accidents, to be exact, all caused by the same thing: wild hogs crossing the roadway. Though no serious injuries were reported, one of the vehicles was totaled. The area through ...

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    Report: Texas' 85-MPH toll road opens weeks ahead of schedule
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    While it takes some municipalities months just to fix a pot hole, apparently all you need is a little revenue stream to get road construction done at a rabbit's pace. After years of work, the final portion of the Texas State Highway 130 toll road has been opened today weeks ahead of schedule. The ...

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    Video: Watch Hennessey-tuned Cadillac CTS-V run over 220 mph on a Texas road
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    Texas holds the excellent honor of playing host to the road with the highest speed limit in the US. It seems no coincidence, then, that the speed-hungry minds at Hennessey Performance call the Lone Star State home as well. Hennessey recently turned its attention to the freshly opened toll road ...

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    Report: 2013 Ram 1500 earns Truck of Texas honors
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    Auto writers around the country tend to specialize in different vehicles based on the trends of our respective home markets. The New England Motor Press Association, for example, presents an award every year for the best winter vehicle. With that in mind, it is fitting that the Texas Auto Writers ...

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    Video: Texas DOT refuses to pay for damage when road sign falls on SUV
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    A Texas woman recently found herself with no recourse after a large traffic sign fell on her Lexus SUV. Stephanie Hawkins was stopped at a light with her teenage daughter when she felt her vehicle shake violently. Thinking she'd been in an accident, she stepped outside only to find a sign had ...

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    Official: 2013 Ford F-150 King Ranch bows in Texas, V6 claims towing title
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    The 2012 State Fair of Texas is set to fire up this weekend in the Lone Star State, which means domestic automakers are in the mood to talk about trucks. Ford is using the occasion for two major announcements, the first being that the F-150's standard 3.7-liter engine can now pull a class-leading ...

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    Report: Texas toll road approved for 85-MPH speed limit
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    The Texas Transportation Commission has approved a new 85-mile-per-hour speed limit for a stretch of highway in the Lone Star State. The new high-speed section of highway is a 41-mile stretch of State Highway 130 that is several miles east of Interstate 35. This now makes Texas the state with the ...

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    Video: Styrofoam takes out multiple motorcyclists on TX highway
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    A group of motorcyclists encountered one hell of an incident on a Texas highway, all of which was captured thanks to the magic of helmet cam. This time, however, it doesn't involve the authorities and more than just the riders' pride was hurt. According to one of the bikers on the weekly ride in ...

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    Video: Translogic checks out Austin's impressive infrastructure
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    Too often, discussions about how best for people to get around crowded urban environments turn into an argument, with cars pitted against bicycles, highways versus public transit and improving commute times challenging pedestrian safety. But not in Austin. In this latest episode of Translogic, ...

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    Report: Truck carrying 23 passengers crashes, 12 dead
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    Eleven people are dead and 12 are injured after a Ford F-250 pickup truck carrying 23 passengers crashed in the southern Texas town of Goliad. First responders were sent to the scene to investigate a single-car crash off of Highway 59, and were shocked to find the sheer number of people in the ...

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    Report: CAFE standards upheld by U.S. appeals court
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    No dice, partner. Federal Corporate Average Fuel Economy (CAFE) standards for 2012-16 were upheld this week by a U.S. Court of Appeals in Washington, D.C., quashing efforts by certain industries and a number of states to overturn the mandate, The Detroit News reports. The standards, which have ...

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    Video: Investigation launched over biker arrest by Dallas deputy
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    Motorcyclist Chris Moore was riding on a Dallas, Texas freeway among a group riders out for Memorial Day. Moore was wearing a helmet camera which was capturing not just other riders, but a healthy police presence around the motorcade. The following patrol cars could be explained by stories that ...

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    Report: Texas toll road to get 85 mph speed limit?
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    Oh, Montana, how we miss your speed-limitless ways of the mid-1990s. We were carefree and young then, driving a 10-year-old Chevrolet that in no way, shape, or form was designed to travel at its top speed for hours on end. But that didn't stop us, we the "reasonable and prudent," and neither did ...

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    Report: Ford rescue concept truck pressed into service to help tornado victims
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    From show floor to evacuation route, one concept vehicle got the chance to test it's meddle in the real world. The Ford F-550 Super Duty Rescue Truck was created to demonstrate extreme rescue capabilities not actually use them. It first went on display in February at the Chicago Auto Show. But ...

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    Official: IndyCar Series returning to Houston at Reliant parking lot street circuit
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    When the IRL and Champ Car reunited a few years ago, the fear among drivers from the latter series was that the calendar would remain dominated by oval speedways. But these days the resulting IndyCar Series races on more street circuits and road courses than it does speedways, and soon we'll be ...

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    Video: Your Ride Is Here gives cancer patients a ride to treatment in style
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    Those of us who are fortunate enough to have never suffered through cancer likely don't realize how the disease can turn some of life's simplest acts into huge hurdles. Just getting to treatment appointments can be daunting with the onset of symptoms and side effects. One cancer survivor in ...

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    Official: Circuit of the Americas opens waitlist for United States Grand Prix tickets
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    Just under 300 days separate us from the return of the United States Grand Prix. At least that's the idea, now that construction has resumed on the troubled Circuit of the Americas on the outskirts of Austin, Texas. But an encouraging sign is that race organizers have started gearing up to sell ...

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    Report: Last-minute deal saves 2012 United States Grand Prix in Austin
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    Everything is bigger in Texas. So it's appropriate that the hubbub surrounding the imminent return of the United States Grand Prix to the Lonestar State should come down to a big last-minute deal. As you may recall, Formula One was set to come to Austin next year at a new track complex currently ...

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